As a society, we are obsessed with our phones. Taking snapshots of whatever you please has become an innocent habit. However, things cross over into offensive territory when you start shoving them in random people's faces. The thought alone sounds absurd.
Why would you walk down the street taking pictures of strangers? So, why are people allowed to do it to celebrities when they're trying to go about their lives?
Jennifer Lopez has been the latest victim of a paparazzi ambush, but, rather than complaining, she decided to post the photo to Instagram. Now, Splash News and Picture Agency are suing the star for doing so. Mental!
Keep reading to find out which picture got the paps so worked up.
Celebrities seem to have a perfect life, all except for one thing...
via: Getty ImagesThey have absolutely no privacy. Left, right and center, they are subjected to flashing lights and cameras, even when they're out doing normal things like grocery shopping, or enjoying a drink at a bar.
Imagine having to constantly look over your shoulder...
via: Getty ImagesBecause you never know where a camera lens is hiding. And with the introduction of professional cameras on cell phones, it just seems to have gotten a hundred times worse.
Some altercations have gotten physical.
via: Getty ImagesWhen you've had a long flight and you're just trying to get to your hotel room for a nice nap, you would think people would respect your personal space... But that's not the case for those in the public eye.
Take Justin Bieber for example.
via: Getty ImagesDuring a trip to the United Kingdom, Justin found himself on the receiving end of some pushing and shoving has he tried to enter his van.
There were some curse words thrown into the mix too.And just as the door of the vehicle closed, it was swung back open to reveal an enraged Bieber, who decided to claw at a camera-swinging pap who stood his ground.
And don't even get me started on what happened to Britney.
via: Getty ImagesThe media aided in Britney Spears' breakdown in the early 2000s, which caused her to keep spiraling downwards until she was sat her all-time lowest state.
And even when she had reached that breaking point, they continued to hound her.
via: TwitterAll for what? A couple of photos? What happened to Briteny was one of the more extreme cases and she continually talks about it in her documentary Britney Spears: Breaking Point. It's well worth a watch.
And the list continues...
via: Getty ImagesAnne Hathaway, star of The Princess Diaries and The Devil Wars Prada, previously took a stand against paps who had decided to follow her while she was enjoying a day out at the beach.
Because there was a lot of speculation about whether she was pregnant at the time...
via: Getty ImagesShe had a lot of extra stalkers that day to try to snap themselves an exclusive. But Anne knew better. She spotted them and within a few minutes, decided to post this picture to her Instagram.
Here we have it:
She wasn't the only one to have this sort of response.
via: Getty ImagesTaylor Swift and her friends were enjoying their trip to Haim when a bunch of camera-wielding losers interrupted their time to steal photographs of them in bikinis.
Does it get any sleazier than that?
via: InstagramInstead, T-Swift and her hang decided to post the pictures themselves. They weren't going to get those men the "exclusives" they so desired.
And the latest victim is none other than Jennifer Lopez.
via: Getty ImagesHer case, however, has a slight twist to it. Rather than getting annoyed with people for shoving a camera in her face, her downfall actually came from reposting one of the paparazzi shots allegedly taken by agencies.
According to documents, this is what is happening...
via: Getty ImagesLopez posted a photo of her and her man, Alex Rodriguez, holding hands and now Splash News and Picture Agency are suing her for a whopping 150,000 dollars.
It seems a little absurd, doesn't it?
via: Getty ImagesJ-Lo is getting sued for using a photo of herself? What on earth?
Here's my advice:
via: Getty ImagesSue them for taking the photo in the first place!
However, this isn't the first time this has happened.
Jennifer Lopez is the latest celeb to be sued for posting a photo of herself. https://t.co/v6uD8ju4mx— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave)1545392155.0
They eventually reached a settlement...But the pay-out number has not been disclosed.
It's sad to see Lopez back in the same sticky situation again.
@PopCrave @niklaslanger3 JLO RICH LATIN LEGEND IS UNBOTHERED https://t.co/Nif8v6E5aG— EFRAIN (@EFRAIN)1545394211.0
In other news, Jennifer Lopez turned fifty recently and she has never made it look so good!
via: InstagramKeep reading to see how she manages to keep her body and mind healthy even despite being involved in scandals such as this one.